family Canidae


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Related to family Canidae: order Carnivora, genus Canis, family Felidae
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Noun1.family Canidae - dogsfamily Canidae - dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes  
mammal family - a family of mammals
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
Canis, genus Canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
Cuon, Cyon, genus Cuon, genus Cyon - Asiatic wild dog
Dusicyon, genus Dusicyon - crab-eating dog
genus Lycaeon, Lycaeon - African hunting dog
Alopex, genus Alopex - arctic foxes
genus Urocyon, Urocyon - grey foxes
References in periodicals archive ?
A small member of Family Canidae (which includes dogs and wolves), red foxes have widespread geographic distribution covering much of the northern hemisphere from the Arctic circle throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.
Scientists classify the coyote under the order Carnivora in the family Canidae.
Family Dipodidae (Zapodinae) (jumping mice) Zapus hudsonius (Zimmermann), I meadow jumping mouse Order Carnivora (canids) Family Canidae (canids) Canis latrans Say, coyote I Urocyon cinereoargenteus I (Schreber), gray fox Vulpes vulpes (Linnaeus), red fox I Family Procyonidae (raccoons and allies) Procyon lotor (Linnaeus), raccoon I Family Mustelidae (weasels, badger, otter) Lutra canadensis (Schrebder), river otter I The river otter became extirpated in 1942, but was reintroduced between 1995 and 1999.